We are a women’s football team in Hong Kong with players from all over the world and of different playing experience. We have ladies who are locals, and others from places near and far including USA, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Scotland, Finland, France, England, Australia and Denmark. Our common purpose of participating in the beautiful game of football (or Soccer to some) is for enjoyment – and, of course, to win. We train weekly and are currently playing in the HKFA league, the HKLFA 7’s league and a Spring league, as well as playing in many friendlies and various tournaments and competitions throughout the year.
The 2011-2012 season marked a new beginning for us – previously known as the Panthers – we felt it was time to emerge with a new presence in the Hong Kong football community and formed GoodBellas. Do you like the name? We certainly do. Come closer.. and all will be revealed… it is a simple and wonderful story. The name was chosen to align with and to reflect our men’s team, Goodfellas, who graciously took us under their wing. Isn’t that simply wonderful? We think so too.
The Bellas enjoy training, playing and hanging out together. Many friendships have been made and kept throughout the years, including several of our players being the friend of a friend (who is a current player, ex-player no longer in HK, ex-player in HK who no longer plays, visiting player, or non-playing friend). You get the gist – that’s the general camaraderie running in the team. We take our football seriously, improving season by season, and try to bring a stronger competitive edge to the women’s game in Hong Kong.
If you are in town or soon to arrive here, and are looking to play football – whether you are a guy or girl (we hope to recruit more girls than guys, though!) – we would like to hear from you. Or, if you are interested in a friendly game. Get in touch and join us for a kick-about!